There is no shortage of critics out there. It used to be, that as a musician, you had to worry about what music critics and magazines would say about about your art. A bad review from one of these could make even the most seasoned artist extremely self conscious. Things are different now.
Have you ever been to a movie? Let me rephrase that. Have you ever watched a preview for a movie in the theater, and in the silence after the preview was over, heard whispers saying things like, "Whoa, that looks terrible!"? Watching previews in a theater gives everyone the chance to be a movie critic. We all turn to our friends and give each preview our thumbs up or down. So, now they've installed these buttons on just about every website to let you give your thumbs up or down on whatever you are looking at. You can anonymously give your own "Booooo!!!" to everything you see.
And people LOVE this button.
You can be sure that every video you post online, will get a hand full of "dislikes"- no matter what the video is. To prove my point, here's a screen shot of a video of a cute kitten:
Just look below the 84,656. Five "dislikes". I want you to remember this every time you face any sort of critique online. There's a good chance that if someone is going to hit the "dislike" button for a cute kitten, they will hit it for just about anything. If you are feeling self conscious, just read and re-read this post. Thanks for reading.